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2010-09-08 09:30:00

LORDSTOWN, Ohio, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Production of the much-anticipated 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, which features the spaciousness and amenities of a midsize car with the fuel economy and price of a compact, was celebrated today with red, white and blue models symbolically declaring that a world-class small car can be assembled in America by a domestic company. The first vehicles for delivery to buyers were driven off the line at GM's Lordstown, Ohio plant in front of GM employees,...

2010-08-05 12:00:00

DETROIT, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors today announced that it has concluded the dealer arbitration process and that effective Nov. 1, it will have a network of about 4,500 U.S. dealerships to sell and service customers for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles. The company also reported that many of these dealerships are participating in a major facilities upgrade program, with more than 300 updates already completed and about 1,000 projects scheduled through the end of...

2010-07-26 08:00:00

DETROIT, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Even before the first models reach U.S. dealers, the Chevrolet Cruze is among the fastest-growing nameplates in the world with sales rising an average of 18 percent per month. Internationally, customers have purchased 140,000 Cruze in the first six months of 2010 and a total of 270,000 since Cruze launched in the spring of 2009 in Europe, followed by other major markets, such as China in summer of 2009. Cruze is currently available in more than 60...

2010-06-29 15:44:00

DETROIT, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The new General Motors today hosted a group of approximately 200 members of the financial community and other stakeholders at its first annual Global Business Conference at GM's Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. The event was the first of its kind since the launch of the new company in July 2009. The conference featured an in-depth review of GM's global business, with updates by Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre, Vice Chairman Steve Girsky, Vice Chairman...

2010-06-17 08:00:00

DETROIT, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Most General Motors' U.S. plants will forego traditional summer shutdowns to help meet buyer demand for popular Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac cars, crossovers, and trucks. Nine of the 11 assembly plants will continue to operate during the traditional shutdown period from June 28 to July 9. Most of GM's U.S. stamping and powertrain plants will also work to support assembly operations. The decision is expected to generate up to 56,000 additional...

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2010-06-16 10:15:00

NASA scientists are scouting out four potential stomping grounds for a new rover, as the Phoenix Mars lander was officially declared dead in late May. The new Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is set for launch in November 2011.  The new robot lab, known as Curiosity, is expected to determine whether Mars is or was ever habitable to microbial life. "We will either land in Disneyland or in the parking lot next to Disneyland," said Ashwin Vasavada, Curiosity deputy project scientist at...

2010-05-24 06:00:00

DETROIT and SHANGHAI, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors today announced that Susan E. Docherty has been appointed GM vice president, International Operational Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, effective June 1. Docherty, 47, will report to Tim Lee, president, GM International Operations (GMIO). "Growth in China and other emerging markets is important to the company's future," said GM Chairman and CEO, Ed Whitacre. "We are counting on Susan to make a significant contribution and I am...

2010-04-05 08:00:00

WARREN, Mich., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to meet growing customer demand for some of GM's hot-selling vehicles, Warren Transmission is adding over 100 new jobs to its second shift 6 speed operations. Warren supplies transmissions for Chevrolet Equinox, Traverse, Malibu and Impala, Buick LaCrosse, Enclave and Lucerne and GMC Acadia and Terrain. This line-up includes some of the hottest selling vehicles in the United States. Through the first three months of the year, U.S. sales for...

2010-03-02 12:36:00

DETROIT, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Enhanced focus on customer and dealer support GM North America business unit strengthened Separate organizations created for sales and marketing General Motors today announced a restructured North American organization with a number of key leadership changes. Intense Focus on the Customer GM North America is focused on strengthening consideration for the company's brands and products, shifting from a combined sales and marketing organization to one...

2010-02-23 12:00:00

LORDSTOWN, Ohio, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Third shift added to support production of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze The Chevrolet Cruze program represents a $500 million investment in U.S. manufacturing, including more than $350 million to revamp Lordstown facilities Chevrolet Cruze is a fuel-efficient global car coming to North America, affirming GM's product-focused turnaround strategy General Motors will add a third shift at its Lordstown, Ohio complex, adding 1,200 jobs to support...


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2014-06-18 08:33:12

Holden is the shortened name for GM Holden LTD located in Australia. It is an automaker that began in 1856 as a manufacturer of saddles and entered into automobile manufacturing in 1908. In 1931 the company became a subsidiary of GM and was named GM Holden LTD. In 1998 the name was changed to Holden LTD and adopted the name Holden in 2005. On December 11, 2013, Holden announced they will cease production at the end of 2017. Holden produces GM vehicles in Australia along with other brand...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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